Crossing the Jordan (continued)
5:1 And it came to pass, when all the kings of the
Amorites, which were on the side of Jordan westward, and all
the kings of the Canaanites, which were by the sea, heard
that the LORD had dried up the waters of Jordan from before
the children of Israel, until we were passed over, that
their heart melted, neither was there spirit in them any
more, because of the children of Israel.
Passover at Gilgal
5:2 At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make
thee sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of
Israel the second time.
5:3 And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the
children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.
5:4 And this is the cause why Joshua did circumcise: All
the people that came out of Egypt, that were males, even all
the men of war, died in the wilderness by the way, after
they came out of Egypt.
5:5 Now all the people that came out were circumcised: but
all the people that were born in the wilderness by the way
as they came forth out of Egypt, them they had not
5:6 For the children of Israel walked forty years in the
wilderness, till all the people that were men of war, which
came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they obeyed not
the voice of the LORD: unto whom the LORD sware that he
would not show them the land, which the LORD sware unto
their fathers that he would give us, a land that floweth
with milk and honey.
5:7 And their children, whom he raised up in their stead,
them Joshua circumcised: for they were uncircumcised,
because they had not circumcised them by the way.
5:8 And it came to pass, when they had done circumcising
all the people, that they abode in their places in the camp,
till they were whole.
5:9 And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled
away the reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name
of the place is called Gilgal unto this day.
5:10 And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and
kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even
in the plains of Jericho.
5:11 And they did eat of the old corn of the land on the
morrow after the passover, unleavened cakes, and parched
corn in the selfsame day.
5:12 And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had
eaten of the old corn of the land; neither had the children
of Israel manna any more; but they did eat of the fruit of
the land of Canaan that year.
The Fall of Jericho
5:13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by
Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold,
there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in
his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art
thou for us, or for our adversaries?
5:14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the
LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the
earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my
Lord unto his servant?
5:15 And the captain of the LORD's host said unto Joshua,
Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou
standest is holy. And Joshua did so.